Category: Wind

WINDEA supports offshore wind projects successfully for 10 years

WINDEA can already look back on 10 years of success WINDEA bundles numerous services for the offshore wind industry from one source Hamburg, 11 May 2021. WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG from Hamburg celebrates its 10th company anniversary on 11 May 2021. Under the WINDEA brand, the companies Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH, Buss Offshore… Read more »

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Installations rise to 1.4 GW despite pandemic EBITDA margin at 0.8 percent as expected Solid order intake at 1.25 GW Nordex stock included in MDAX index Guidance for 2021 confirmed Hamburg, 11 May 2021. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today reported results for the first quarter of 2021. Sales increased from EUR 964.6 million in… Read more »

SEACAT MAGIC JOINS OESV FLEET AT GREATER GABBARD OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Seacat Services sends second OESV to support GGOWL operations team, following over 9200 safe crew transfers completed by her sister vessels at the project to date Cowes, 10th May 2021 – Class leading offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services (Seacat) has today announced that it has signed a long-term charter for catamaran Seacat… Read more »

RenewableUK has today (May 7) published its ‘Raising the Bar’ report, which outlines five clean energy targets the UK Government could adopt ahead of COP26 to advance decarbonisation and economic growth and to encourage increased ambition from the rest of the world.

Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Targets are one of the ways in which government can provide the certainty industry requires to deploy the renewable energy technology we need to tackle climate change. “The ambitious but achievable goals set in this new report ahead of COP26 in November show a clear path for… Read more »

EAGLE-ACCESS sea trials successful

In the past three weeks EAGLE-ACCESS has tested their new access system on the VOS Star in the Danish windfarm Horns Rev.2. We safely transferred around 150 people and did about 300 transfers with and without cargo. The system in the stand alone version proved to be safe, comfortable and reliable during offshore testing. People… Read more »

Foss Maritime Advances the Industry with First Commercially Funded, Autonomous Harbor Tug

Foss Maritime, a leading maritime transportation and logistics provider based in Seattle, has selected Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomous-command and -control system for use aboard its tugboat Rachael Allen, the fourth of several new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, in Freeland, Wash. Delivering in May 2021, the newly built 90-ton bollard pull… Read more »

Vibrating instead of hammering: new research project investigates innovative installation technique for offshore foundations

RWE Renewables, itap, BioConsult SH as well as the University of Stuttgart and Technische Universität Berlin are to research innovative vibratory pile driving technique at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm Method for installing foundations has the potential for significantly reducing underwater noise emissions and installation times Research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for… Read more »

Collaboration breaks new ground in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa confirmed as preferred supplier for full 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind projects

Largest preferred supplier agreement for Siemens Gamesa in Taiwan to date: 1,044 MW Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) projects added in extension of Hai Long 2A (300 MW) preferred supplier agreement State-of-the-art SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines will be deployed and serviced by Siemens Gamesa for the three… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik is retrofitting ADLS technology at the Wanderup wind field: The comprehensive solution, which integrates the manufacturer’s interface, will be deployed across multiple wind farms

Deutsche Windtechnik will be retrofitting 16 wind turbines with Aircraft Detection Light Systems (ADLS) at the Wanderup wind field. The wind field includes the Wanderup community wind farm with eight Senvion 3.XM turbines and the Wanderup West wind farm with five Senvion 3.XM and three Enercon E82 wind turbines. A single transponder receiver for all… Read more »

Natural Power recruits Director of Consulting Services

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed John Wilson to the newly created role of Director of Consultancy Services. John has been a management consultant for the last 20 years preceded by a spell in high volume manufacturing.  As a trusted advisor, John has helped many organisations implement strategic business growth… Read more »

New Executive Board trio to forge ahead with RWE’s transformation

Dr. Markus Krebber now Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Müller becomes Chief Financial Officer Zvezdana Seeger Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director The new three-person Executive Board team of RWE AG will take office on 1 May. Dr. Markus Krebber (48) will succeed Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz as CEO. Krebber has been with RWE… Read more »

LACK OF ACTION ON FIRE RISK IS COSTING WIND INDUSTRY – FIRETRACE

Fire safety standards in wind industry would reduce fire events, wind farm losses and insurance premiums New report reveals 800% increase in cost of a fire event in last 10 years with losses up to $8 million Scottsdale, 28 APRIL– Leading fire suppression system manufacturer, Firetrace International, advises in a new report that the wind… Read more »

WINAICO increases plant size for system protection in Europe to 15 kW

Applies to all module types as of 1 May 2021 Creglingen, 29.04.2021 – For more than 10 years now, WINAICO Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of the Taiwanese solar module manufacturer Win Win Precision Technology Co, Ltd, has been offering insurance cover that is highly appreciated by its customers. The insurance package optimally protects the entire… Read more »

Fraunhofer Institute confirms life cycle assessment

Fronius GEN24 Plus is among the world’s most sustainable inverters Fronius has spent one year analysing the life cycle of the GEN24 Plus inverter together with an external sustainability expert. Top marks were awarded to all phases of the product life cycle, from procurement and production through to usage and even disposal once the inverter’s… Read more »

SENSEWind system proves its worth

Wind energy technology innovator SENSEWind has successfully completed a demonstration of their SENSE Up-Tower system. The Self Erecting Nacelle and Service System radically transforms how next-generation turbines are installed and serviced making wind energy projects cheaper, quicker and safer. A video of the demonstrator site tests is available on the SENSEWind website (https://sensewind.com/sense-up-tower-demonstration-success-video/). The predicted… Read more »

Ramboll to support the VindØ consortium in developing innovative solutions in the planning of the world’s first artificial energy island

The planned energy island in the North Sea is a monumental project that not only plays a leading role in fulfilling Denmark’s target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030, but also contributes to increasing renewable energy across Europe. Ramboll is supporting this visionary plan through detailed studies of the possible activities on… Read more »

Extend your possibilities with Sanicro® 825

Sandvik’s first nickel-iron-chromium alloy in bar and hollow bar SANDVIKEN, April 27, 2021 – Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has launched Sanicro® 825, Sandvik’s first-ever nickel-iron-chromium alloy in bar and hollow bar, for improved performance in corrosive, high-temperature environments. Sanicro® 825 (UNS NO8825) extends… Read more »

North America electricity procurement contracts activity down 24% in Q1 2021

There were 59 electricity procurement contracts announced in the North America region in Q1 2021, marking a drop of 24% over the last four-quarter average of 78, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database. Power Plant stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories in the North America region in Q1 2021… Read more »

Twenty-eight UK Businesses Prepare to Get Fit for Offshore Renewables

Twenty-eight UK businesses are ready to reap the rewards from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-leading Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) business improvement and supply chain growth programme. The latest regional F4OR programmes, covering North East Scotland and North East England, received over 80 expressions of interest, with 28 winning companies selected (16 in… Read more »

RWE’s US onshore wind farm Panther Creek III undergoes repower

133 turbines on site will see increased efficiency Used blades to be sustainably recycled Project, located in Sterling County, Texas, began production in third quarter of 2009 Repower expected to be complete by third quarter of 2021 RWE Renewables has partnered with GE Renewable Energy to repower its Panther Creek III onshore wind farm in… Read more »

Energy Networks Association publishes Scottish Manifesto

Ahead of Scottish election ENA sets out the networks’ priorities for supporting the new Scottish Government in combating the climate crisis Energy Networks Association (ENA) has today announced their five priorities to deliver in conjunction with the successful Scottish Government following the election. Align the RIIO framework with Scotland’s energy plans. Refine the planning system… Read more »

Natural Power advises on Finland’s largest onshore wind farm

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence services and energy yield assessment to Neoen for the financing of its 404MW Mutkalampi wind farm in western Finland. Neoen has now reached financial close for the project, which will be the largest onshore wind farm in Finland, accounting for some… Read more »

Germans and Scots cooperate for the 17th WINDFORCE Conference 2021

Bremerhaven, 23 April 2020 – The wind energy innovation cluster WAB e.V. and its Scottish counterpart DeepWind North of Scotland Cluster are deepening their cooperation with the 17th WINDFORCE Conference on 5 and 6 October in Bremerhaven, Germany: Scotland is this year’s partner country of the international offshore wind industry conference. International experts will talk… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders highly powered versatile trenching vehicle “Swordfish”

Jan De Nul orders 1,600 hp powered versatile trenching vehicle equipped with jetting swords and hybrid mechanical chain cutter. The trenching vehicle will be named Swordfish, joining Jan De Nul’s fleet of successful trenching vehicles including Sunfish, Moonfish and Starfish. This new investment further strengthens Jan De Nul’s cable-lay expertise in support of the global… Read more »

Top tips for successful Lidar deployment

Lidar wind measurement campaigns can offer a number of key benefits over a traditional met mast approach to wind resource assessment in the development of wind farms. As always, to get the best data solution it’s important to take a few simple steps. Here are our top tips. In many respects Lidar can represent an… Read more »

Preventing efficiency loss with enhanced leading edge protection

The relentless focus on maximizing efficiency in renewable energy is a key driver in the development of both onshore and offshore wind energy equipment. From increasing blade sizes to minimizing friction in the gearbox, every aspect of wind generation has been optimized to provide maximum efficiency when the turbine is built. Attention is now shifting… Read more »

Top of the class software for inspections

In this changing world of the pandemic, PES was pleased to catch up, albeit remotely, with Geoffrey Vancassel, CEO and founder of Sterblue. This seemed very apt for a company that doesn’t need a physical presence to serve its clients. Their state-of-the-art software can save their clients huge amounts of money and be used independently…. Read more »

Next level wave intelligence for floating wind farms (FOWF)

It could meet Europe’s electricity demand seven times over, and the United States’ electricity demand four times over. In the last decade, offshore wind power has developed from an expensive rookie to a competitive source of energy. As the world’s interest in offshore wind grows, there is a rapidly growing need for cost-effective solutions. But… Read more »

Sustainable ports in the green future

Ports are the arrival, transit and exit point for a large part of the world’s trade and can as such be portrayed as economic growth engines. Port activities come with a cost to the environment and the surrounding cities, where our race towards zero carbon emission also affects the way in which ports will be… Read more »

Cable innovation is critical for the future of wind energy

Utility-scale wind turbine energy technology has developed rapidly over the past 20 years, from a few hundred kilowatts to multi-megawatt installations capable of producing enough electricity to power thousands of households. As windfarms increase both in physical size and generation capacity, with turbines growing from 2-3 megawatt (MW) today to typically 5 MW onshore and… Read more »

Modern technology supports classic methods in engineering development

For over 30 years MAATS Tech have been recognised for providing quality, considerately designed equipment arrays for a plethora of vessels across a variety of capabilities. Core competencies are centred on dynamically positioned special purpose vessels for diverse operations in subsea construction, diving, cable laying and flexible pipe laying, for both new build and conversion… Read more »

Combating ‘light pollution’ with grit and innovation

One of the most pressing issues when it comes to making wind energy fit for the future is the aspect of acceptance: acceptance among the broader public, but especially among those directly affected by it, the residents and the environment. Transponder-based aircraft detection lighting systems (ADLS) offer a sustainable solution putting non-stop blinking obstruction lights… Read more »

Powertrain technology for enhanced wind drivetrains

With the Geislinger Compowind® coupling the Austrian-based company sets new standards for the wind drivetrain technology. Lightweight, fatigue-resistant, and maintenance-free composite membranes virtually absorb all bending moments and allow the gearbox to be rigidly attached to the main frame. Therefore, not only is the gearbox relieved from unnecessary loads, but the dynamic system behaviour of… Read more »